Old mining area
It is an old and cultured rural area that has a long heritage in education and rural
coal mining. The old British Coal mining(the NCBor British Coal) site was a great source of income and work for many of the local settlers and attracted people from far and wide with the chance of a stable job and living. The mine was very pro-active and produced a lot of coal and produce for a good half of a century before closing in May 1974 due to being unsafe.
Abersychan Comprehensive School(Welsh: Ysgol Gyfun Abersychan) is a state-funded and non-selective comprehensive school.
The former British School was demolished in the 1990s and a housing association development was built on the site.
Talywain offers some hilltop views with beautiful surrounding scenery and a very warm small community. It offers several
public houses along with a few small shops and a nearby viaductwhich used to be used as a main train track and transport from Pontypoolto Blaenavonfor many years.
Talywain also has its own rugby and football clubs along with a soon to be 18 hole
Golf Courseand golf driving range. Talywain's own football club and team is Fairfield F.C, The team has been running well over 30 years with a long history of cups and achievements at domestic level. Talywain Rugby Club are the local rugby unionclub and has seen some of their players going on to play at semi-pro level for teams like Newport RFCand Pontypool RFC.
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